A. Law and OT History

Genesis
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Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther

“Wool Shall Be Wool” – JLD.

The concept of segregation is a very sensitive topic, from which misunderstandings can cause serious injustices. This however, should not detract from the fact that an Oxen for example, will plow a field best when paired with another Ox and Men likewise, reach their full potential when they are with those who are likeminded. Sometimes we try so hard to erase the lines between men and women, or on a farm, oxen and donkeys; we forget to let things be as God designed them. The power of letting things operate as they are intended, can be researched in Deuteronomy 22:5 and 9-11, where we are encouraged to keep like things together. But does this segregate wool from linen, oxen from donkeys, cornfields from vineyards and men from womanly things? Yes, sometimes it does and there is a lot of value in the concept of living out your life, as it was intended. So let wool be wool and women be women… thus said His Word.

2017-01-17T15:23:31-06:00 February 7th, 2015|A. Law and OT History, B. Family|

“Managing Alone” – JLD.

Leaders often find themselves having more decisions to make in a day, than they have time to properly devote to them. The issue may have stemmed from an internal reluctance to share power or it could be part of a realization that their peers are unable to make sound judgments. Either way, it is rarely healthy or sustainable, for one leader to handle all the matters. Even Moses was instructed to siphon off some of his decisions, as seen in Exodus 18:22. We read, “And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.” So work toward having your right hand leaders handle the smaller matters and only follow up with their decisions, as needed. Then for larger matters, feel free to do what you do best.

2015-01-25T20:23:02-06:00 January 25th, 2015|A. Law and OT History, B. Management|